The SEC charging Goldman with securities fraud is like the Vatican charging a priest with venial sin.
The Bibliotaph could not be convinced that his sin of autograph collecting was not venial.
Those who keep the fast "will be pardoned all their past venial sins."
Alexius used money because he could not use force, to create dissensions and to win over the venial.
Things must not be done in him which are venial in the week-day classes.
So thought the good-hearted Governor; and it seems a venial misconception.
Yet it appeared to me that we were all, at Bly, sufficiently sacrificed to make that venial.
His linen is as well cared for as that of the confessor of the devotee, all whose sins are venial.
He, however, so softened his narrative as to leave it but a venial error.
If shame be attached to her conduct, it is such shame as would be elsewhere felt for a venial impropriety.